morose

[muh-rohs]
adjective
1.
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.
2.
characterized by or expressing gloom.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin mōrōsus fretful, peevish, willful, equivalent to mōr- (stem of mōs) will, inclination + -ōsus -ose1

morosely, adverb
moroseness, morosity [muh-ros-i-tee] , noun
supermorose, adjective
supermorosely, adverb
supermoroseness, noun
unmorose, adjective
unmorosely, adverb
unmoroseness, noun


1. moody, sour, sulky, surly. See glum.


1. cheerful.
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morose (məˈrəʊs)
 
adj
ill-tempered or gloomy
 
[C16: from Latin mōrōsus peevish, capricious, from mōs custom, will, caprice]
 
mo'rosely
 
adv
 
mo'roseness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

morose
1530s "gloomy," from L. morosus "morose, peevish, fastidious," from mos (gen. moris) "habit, custom" (see moral). In English, manners by itself means "(good) manners," but here the implication in Latin is "(bad) manners."

morosely
1650s, from morose + -ly (2).
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Example sentences
The moon hung morosely above cornfields.
Gaunt and lovely, her pale skin set off by morosely stylish gowns, Parker looks
  like a goth goddess in a music video.
Still, I can't seem to buck up and get busy instead of sitting here morosely
  staring at my empty email inbox.
He would withdraw morosely from the world into a sort of catatonic state.
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